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Question:
Can prednisolone taken post-cataract surgery cause PCO (posterior capsule opacification, or secondary cataract) during cataract surgery of the second eye? Will multifocal lens make YAG procedure intolerable as lens is extremely sensitive to light?

Answer:
The answer to your first question is no, although the cause of PCO is uncertain. Question 2 is difficult to answer because multifocal lenses come in many styles, are new, and more information is needed regarding their performance. Still, if a YAG procedure (to treat the secondary cataract) is clearly needed, it should literally improve vision. The issues of "sensitivity to light" should be discussed with your operating ophthalmologist.

Answered by: Charles P. Wilkinson, MD  Dr. Charles P. Wilkinson

Categories: Cataracts, Eye Surgery

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